Don't Do Life Alone

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Plan Your Visit

👉Never been to church?

👉Looking for a church to attend with your family?

👉Need a change? 

👉Let us surprise you!

At First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, you'll be met with warm hospitality, bold prayers, and a chance to invite Jesus into your life. 


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no awkward first visit

We know it can feel a little weird and awkward visiting a church for the first time. 

That's why we created "Plan Your Visit."

When you sign up for Plan Your Visit, we'll:

✅Meet you at the front door Sunday morning

✅Show you around

✅Help you find a seat & sit with you if you've come alone

✅Give you a free gift

✅Introduce you to Pastor Jin after Service

We want to make sure your visit is easy and comfortable, and take the time to get to know you and your family.

Will you do us the honor of coming for a visit this Sunday? 

Just click the "Plan Your Visit" button to schedule your visit:




Have questions? We've got answers! 

  • First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is located at 11 Springfield Avenue, at the corner of North Union and Springfield Avenues across from the Gazebo.  On Sundays you can park for free in the municipal lot across from the church or in Cleveland Plaza.  There are also a limited number of spots along the Springfield Avenue side. 

  • Yes! On Sundays, you will see a handicapped drop off spot marked by large blue cones with signs in front of the office door on Springfield Avenue.  There is no parking in these spots as they are reserved for driving up and dropping off those with mobility impairments. There is a chair lift on the Springfield Avenue side of the building just inside the door marked "office." Our ushers can help you navigate the lift.  There is also a ramp located on the Cleveland Plaza side of the church building for wheelchair access.  You may park at Cleveland Plaza on Sundays and enter through the rear gate to access the ramp. 

  • In-person service starts at 10am on Sundays. We also livestream to Facebook and YouTube. The livestream opens at 9:50am where you can jump on and greet your fellow viewers. Don't be shy, our online greeters are a chatty bunch! You'll feel just as welcome online as you would in-person. 

  • First Pres Cranford is a member church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Each Presbyterian Church has its own elected leaders, called Elders and Deacons, who work together with the Pastoral Staff to provide opportunities to establish and deepen your faith and put it into action. We believe that a relationship with God, provided to us through Jesus, can change your life and by extension, can help you to change the lives of others around you. 

  • The best way to answer that question is to tune in online and check us out! 

    In general, worship starts at 10am on Sundays with a welcome message and announcements.  You don't need any church experience, everything is outlined in the worship bulletin so you can follow along.  There are basically three parts to worship, which are led by lay leaders (volunteers) and the Pastor.

    1. Gathering Around God's Word:  We settle our hearts and minds with a spoken "Call to Worship" and an opening song
    2. Proclaiming God's Word: We listen to a biblically based yet contemporary sermon from the Pastor that connects with heart of each individual
    3. Responding to God's Word: We consider how to respond to what we've heard with prayer for those mentioned in the livestream chat, the Lord's Prayer and close with another song

    There is a variety of traditional and contemporary music including organ, piano, children and adult handbells and choirs to supplement the worship experience.  

  • We welcome families with open arms! Children and youth are integral to the life of the church and we offer them ways to serve at any age! Children start in the sanctuary with their parents and then are led to their Sunday School classrooms after a special children's sermon. Sunday School classes are for those in preschool through 8th grade. We offer confirmation classes beginning with those in 6th grade through high school.   For those with infants, there is a newly decorated crib room available just behind the main sanctuary on the right hand side, equipped with rocking chairs and a changing table. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available. 

  • Masks are currently optional for those attending, and for the choir. As long as weather permits, we will have open windows and fans running.  Our Medify air purifiers run before, during and after worship. The purifiers remove 99.999% of Covid-19 / SARS-COV-2 and other airborne particles every 30 minutes. 

  • First Pres Cranford is not a particularly formal congregation.  Whether you're sporting flip flops and shorts or ripped jeans and a flannel, just come as  you are!  

  • Yes! Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is invited by Jesus to his table. No questions asked – Jesus invites all.  People of any age, including children, are welcome at the Lord’s Table. In other words, a specified age or “level” of faith or understanding, is not required to receive communion.